Material Lists are organized alphabetically by the last name of the instructor.

Margaret Brackley

Materials For “Alcohol Ink”
Coming Soon!

Linda Coffee

Materials For “Mixed Media”

Day One

  • One or Two canvases no larger than 16×20
  • Extra Heavy Gesso
  • Gesso
  • Palette Knife
  • Brushes

Additional Optional Mediums

  • Tar Gel
  • Black Lava
  • Glass Beads
  • Inks

Day Two

  • Paints
  • Palette Knife
  • Brushes
  • Inks

**If you have acrylic mediums, and mixed media items please bring along.

Linda will have a supply of pallet knives, brushes, and mixed media items for your use.

All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!

Katie Litt

Materials for “Expressive Arts”

  • Unlined personal journal or sketch pad
  • Small canvas (10×12)
  • Primary acrylic paints (yellow, blue, red) + white and black acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Old shirt or apron
  • Fabric pieces, scraps, lace, felt, ribbons, trims, beads, buttons, threads, yarns, etc.
  • Magazines, photos, interesting papers, tissues, rice paper, sewing materials
  • Favourite drawing/painting materials, (pens/pencils, crayons, coloured pencils, markers, conte, chalk or oil pastels, watercolour pencils etc.)
  • Images that you wish to work with
  • Any poems with personal significance



Lucy Manley

Materials for “Landscapes In Oil”:


  • Oil Paints
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
    • Raw Sienna
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue Light

Brushes: Long Flat bristle brushes in various sizes from small, medium and large (e.g. #3, #6, #8, at very least)

Canvas: Stretched canvas, canvas board or prepared masonite panels in medium sizes (e.g. 12 x 16 or 14 x 18 will do to start) Canvas board is recommended for beginners.

Supplies: Odourless Mineral Spirits for mixing paint and cleaning brushes (please no turpentine!!) for traditional oil paints. If using water-soluble oil paint then water for cleaning brushes and water-mixable linseed oil for mixing paint is necessary. Containers or cups for these liquids; palette for mixing paint (disposable paper palette for oils or a sheet of wax paper will do); paper towels and cloth rags; sketch book and felt pen; plastic table cover and small trash bag; easel such as one for on a table or a standing one.


All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!


Greg Maude

Materials List


8 Small Tubes of Watercolour Paints (Winsor & Newton Artist Quality if Possible)

  • French Ultramarine Blue *
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Antwerp Blue
  • Hooker’s Green
  • Lemon Yellow *
  • Permanent Rose *
  • Prussian Blue

If you want to buy fewer paints to start, please pick three primary colours ( a red, blue, and yellow as show by the asterisk* above). These paints may seem expensive but they will last for a long time. A little goes a long way!

Other Supplies:

  • 1 Sheet of Watercolour Paper ( 140lb Arches Cold Press)
  • 3 Watercolour Brushes
    • Flat 3/4”
    • #2 Round
    • #8 Round
  • 1 Bottle of Art Masking Fluid (Alternate could be liquid frisquet like drawing gum)
  • 1 Bottle of Rubber Cement
  • 1 Board (like Masonite wood or plastic) to tape your paper to. A good size is 16×20. Look around your house for anything flat
  • 1” Masking Tape
  • 1 HB Pencil
  • Sketchbook (or Paper Pad) for Drawing
  • White soft eraser
  • Kleenex and/or Paper Towel
  • Plastic tub to hold water (margarine or sour cream containers work well)
  • Plastic painting mixing tray or old white ceramic plate to mix your colours on

All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!


Peter Reid

Materials List


  • Phthalo Blue or Phthalo Blue Green Shade (Not Red Shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine
  • Cadmium/Pyrrole or Napthol Red Light (Medium Ok)
  • Primary or Quinacradone Magenta
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Lite
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Deep*
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Sienna*
  • Yellow Ochre/Yellow Oxide*

If you are signed up for a colour course, be sure to have these colours — not the one the guy in the art store tells you is “close”. This is the same colour list for all my classes and is a good primary list
*good to have, but not essential (will make life easier)


Bring your choice of canvas, canvas boards, Masonite panels, birch panels, or water colour paper. Better to work smaller and complete more work in the workshop than a single, large piece.

8×10 to 16×20 range are good sizes for a workshop. My preference is Canvas


Your pallet should be flat with little wells for paint to stick in, and white. It can be glass, no-stick, plastic, or disposable; wet pallets are a great asset keeping your paint and mixes wet. Also bring paper towels and water cup or container.


Most brushes can be used for acrylic painting, along with fingers, colour shapers, and sponges. Below are the brushes I like to use most often. Get a couple of sizes in either flats or Filberts and one or two large flat. Don’t buy really cheap brushes, but you don’t need to buy really expensive brushes.

  • Filberts and/or flats (rounded/square end)
  • 1” to 1 1/2” Flat

Small Spray Bottles:

Although these are not used in every class, I will show you how and where to use them. These are just cheap little bottles from the dollar store that we will be filling with paint. They often don’t last more than a day, so extras are handy.

Reference Material:

Bring your own photos or use my supplied prints of other artist paintings. A lot can be learned by copying the works of other artists.

“How to Paint with Acrylics” by Peter Reid

All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!


Hilda Van Netten

Materials For Watercolours/Drawing For Everyone (Six Week Workshop)

  • A watercolour palette
  • Minimum quality of Cotman Watercolour paints:  Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow or Quinacridone Gold, Hooker’s Green.
  • Artists’ quality: Winsor and Newton, etc.  You can pick up more colours as you  need them at the Painted Tree.
  • A few watercolour brushes (round, flat)
  • Minimum weight of 140 lb. watercolour paper
  • Plastic board (Dollar Store) to mount your paper on while painting
  • Drawing pencil
  • Staedtler eraser
  • Masking tape
  • Paper towel

Materials For See Better Draw Better/Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain

  • A few good quality drawing pencils i.e. a 2B, 4B and 8B in brands like Staedtler, Koh-i-noor, or woodless graphite pencils.
  • A better quality sketchbook in a size you like (Robert Bateman, or some sketch paper)
  • 1 Staedtler Mars Eraser
  • Blending Stomps (Tortillons)
  • Lunch/Drink or purchase your lunch at one of the charming restaurants nearby*In warmer weather months: lawn chair, sunhat, suncreen, foam board (if you don’t have a sketch book) to place on your lap when sketching outside.

Materials For Chalk Pastel (Pencil Pastel) Workshop

  • Pastel pencils – either Conté (available at The Painted Tree) or bring your own
  • Pastel paper – Canson Mi-Teintes (available at The Painted Tree) or Canson Suede
  • 1 Staedtler Mars eraser – (available at The Painted Tree)
  • minimum 1 stomp (tortillion) smudger (available at The Painted Tree)
  • your lunch/drink or enjoy lunch at one of Cobourg’s charming restaurants

All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!


Isla Viscount

Paints  – Acrylic

  • Titanium White
  • Quinacradone crimson
  • Quinacradone Magenta
  • Phalo Blue ( Green Shade )
  • Hansa Yellow Light
  • Transparent  Red Oxide

Optional additional colours (bring if you have them)

  • Cadmium red Medium Hue or Primary Magenta
  • Green Gold
  • Your favourite colours.


  • only if you usually use one


  • a 24 by 24 inch  or larger, Primed and stretched Canvas
  • Square is nice for large Florals but if your intended space begs a rectangle , bring that .


  • 2 inch Flat ( or at least 1 1/2 inch)
  • a 3/4 inch flat or filbert (rounded)  and a 1 to 1 1/4 inch flat or filbert or both.
  • Assortment of smaller round brushes .
  • Your Favourite brushes


  • Palette paper or large plastic tray
  • If you have a Mastersons Wet Palette bring that with the sponge and papers
  • You can also create one of these with a large plastic or glass shallow container with lid


  • Paper Towel Roll  ( the whole thing)
  • Fine Mist spray bottle ( dollar store product is fine, find in the plant section)
  • White Chalk
  • Easel if you have one you like to work with.  Some will be available.   I use a desk easel when I work.
  • note book /sketch book
  • Palette Knife


  • Paint clothes or smock

Reference pictures will be provided but also feel free to bring your own photo.

Make sure you have some good darks and lights in the photo and you have a close up of the centre so you know what is going on there when it comes time to paint it.

 All of the items below can be purchased before the workshop at The Painted Tree.  Come early and find what you need.  We’ll help!


Please note: Due to staff sensitivities to fragrances, please refrain from wearing perfume to class. Thanks!